|Photo Author: Kallema|
Glancing up I saw the trolley slowly picking up speed as it headed towards the other side of the road. Jumping up I half ran-limped across towards it, hoping to catch it before it crashed into the concrete kerb on the other side. Fortunately there were no cars there, and I realised as I was limping/running that it was getting faster and faster and there was no way I was going to catch it. I only hoped that the trolley wouldn't fall over and crush my groceries. Alas! The trolley hit with a bang and over it went.
|Oops! Crashed trolley!|
Reaching down I readjusted the contents of one bag, and took it out, and a voice called to me from a car that had stopped in front of me.
"Do you need a hand," asked the gentlemen on the passenger side.
"That would be great," I replied with a smile, feeling like a bit of a dill.
In just a few seconds, everything was placed back into the trolley and he offered to help me put them into the car.
I said, "That's ok, I'm fine with that. It was just trying to lift up the trolley that couldn't manage."
When I made it back to the car and was placing everything inside, a man who had witnessed the entire event but had not offered to help said to me with a grin, "Runaway trolley!?"
I wished I'd been feeling witty enough to respond with something like, "I know trolley wheels have a life of their own, but I didn't realise trollies came with built-in rockets!"